Research & Instruction: News You Can Use

Did you know that the University Libraries library provides you with access to a comprehensive collection of credible and vetted news sources across all 50 U.S. states and territories, as well as 200 countries.

Access World News includes current content and archives back to the 1980s from more than 13,800 sources to support your research and coursework. News covers many curricular areas including business, health care, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, economics, career preparation and much more.  It also includes complete runs of many historical newspapers, such as Atlanta Journal (1883-2001); Augusta Chronicle (1792 -today); Chicago Sun-Times (1929 – today); Cleveland Plain Dealer (1845 – today); Detroit News (1873 – today); Houston Chronicle (1901 – today); New Orleans Times-Picayune (1837-today); The Oregonian (1861 – today);  San Francisco Chronicle (1869 – today) and The Washington Times (1982 – today),  among others.

In today’s interconnected world, events and issues that impact local communities can also be nationally and globally relevant.  Similarly, occurrences in other countries often have an impact close to home.

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We live in a world full of disinformation, misinformation, and fake news that makes it difficult to discern fact from fiction. With news breaking minute-by-minute, the ability to explore multiple perspectives, compare and contrast an issue over time, and evaluate how various media outlets cover the same issue from different parts of the U.S. are increasingly essential elements in the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

This fully searchable, digital collection provides online access to news articles, magazines, blogs, transcripts, video, wire services, online content and more. The news is updated daily. It can be accessed in Mullen Library or remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In brief,  Access World News is your resource for news coverage at every level:

• Local Search or browse information from your local area
• State Search dozens of news sources from across your state
• National Search news content from all 50 U.S. states
• Global Search through more than 6,000 global sources from more than 200 countries

Watch the video, How To: Use Access World News.

Click here to search Access World News (login with CU credentials).



Read Today’s Major Newspapers Online

Members of the University community often ask our staff about three leading newspapers: “How can I read The Washington Post or The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal online.” The University Libraries provides access to all these newspapers and more, but finding these news sources among our many electronic resources can be challenging.  We have recently addressed your concerns and made it so much easier.

As you can see in these screenshots, Newspapers has been added to the categories on top of the SearchBox simple search (first image) and when a  user selects Newspapers (second image), they can then link directly to today’s issue.  The daily papers are available at 8 AM (ET) each day.




Introducing Scopus

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of more than 77.8 million records from more than 5,000 international publishers that provides an overview of the world’s peer-reviewed research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and arts and humanities. It includes books, chapters, articles-in-press, conference papers, data papers, editorials, and patents.

Training sessions for faculty and students will be offered on Wednesday, April 12, in Mullen Library. Instruction will be provided by Christina Mattioli, Elsevier. Elsevier swag available for attendees! Register here; space is limited.

Art Exhibit: Created in Reverence

What drives an artist to create? 

For the viewer of the drawing, painting, or sculpture, mystery often surrounds the creative process. It is also true that what motivates an artist varies amongst artists.

For Dony Mac Manus, Lecturer of Drawing and Sculpture in the Department of Art, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art and the University’s first Artist in Residence, the starting point is often a commission for a work of liturgical art. Like many artists, he develops his ideas first through sketches inspired by primary source readings and visuals from museums, churches, and books. However, deep faith, prayer, and contemplation are the critical ingredients that differentiate his creative process from that of many others.

Created in Reverence: The Artistic Process of Dony Mac Manus is on view in Mullen Library’s May Gallery through the Spring, 2023 semester. The items on display include watercolor and clay sketches, and will give visitors a glimpse into Mac Manus’s approach based on Thomas Aquinas’s definition of art as recto ratio factibilium or right reason in regard to the making of things

New Mullen Library Exhibits, Spring 2023

Sit Down and Stand Up: Women of Action in the Civil Rights Movement is on display in the Mullen Library Lobby near the 1st Floor Computer Lab. Although the effects of the Civil Rights Movement truly came to light in the 1950s when speeches and protests were finally heard and acted on by the American people and government, people of color were standing up for their rights long before the middle of the century and continue to do so today. Visit the exhibit to learn more about the tenacious women who fought for their own and others’ civil rights over the past century.

The exhibit Windows & Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature is on view on the 2nd floor of Mullen Library in the Main Reading Room.  This offering shines a spotlight on the importance of exploring diversity in children’s literature and how using such works in education can open children up to better understanding themselves and the world around them. Our Juvenile Collection features many books that show diverse stories and many that are created by authors and illustrators that come from underrepresented groups. Visit this exhibit to learn more about some of these works!